Nov 23, 2009 9:07 AM
Yep, her name really is Gail Ambrosius - Ambrosius means "Nectar of the Gods" - and we're quite confident that Gail Ambrosius Chocolates ($4-77) are some of the finest we've ever tasted. Starting with single-origin dark chocolate to bring out the best of each individual cacao bean variety, Gail adds sweet cream, butter, and the best natural ingredients for a mind boggling variety of gourmet flavors. Try the Rose Garden, with a truffled center infused with white peony & rose tea and garnished with real rose petals, or the Cinnamon & Cayenne dusted with Cocoa Powder for a spicy kick from roasted ancho chilies, Cinnamon sticks, and cayenne. If you prefer more traditional truffles, the Grey Salt Caramel with Tahitian vanilla and Normandy fleur de sel will have you swooning, as will the Cointreau Orange Liqueur with Grated Orange Peel. Gail also has an extensive selection of chocolate bars, candied fruits, and more online- or stop by her store in Madison, WI for an aromatic experience you'll never forget.